Pentagon Solutions: How DoD should plan strategy amid downsized budget

Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined Pentagon Solutions for an in-depth discussion of how the Defense Department can manage budget cuts without harming strategy.

With or without sequestration, senior Pentagon officials have said they plan on trimming the massive DoD budget. But the planning for reduced military spending has not occurred in a vacuum, as “the world is experiencing growing turbulence,” Krepinevich wrote in a commentary for Foreign Affairs, Strategy in a Time of Austerity: Why the Pentagon Should Focus on Assuring Access

Click the audio player to hear Krepinevich discuss how the Pentagon can develop a strategy amid a downsized budget, the importance of security partnerships and the “anti-access/area-denial” (A2/AD) capabilities of emerging threats.